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After eight years of armed conflict, violence and economic hardship have exhausted people's capacity to cope and brought all essential services close to their breaking point. With 70% of the population in Yemen reliant on humanitarian aid to survive and more than 80% of Yemenis living below the poverty line, the humanitarian situation is worsening.

The ICRC has been in Yemen since 1962, providing aid in collaboration with the Yemen Red Crescent Society. We notably support projects to improve health, water and sanitation in vulnerable communities; help people to become independent financially; organize the return of detainees; and support efforts to remove explosive remnants of war.

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In numbers

First half of 2022

  • 1.1 million
    CONSULTATIONS were carried out in ICRC-supported Primary Health Centers (PHCs), hospitals, and dialysis centers.
  • 322,205
    PEOPLE benefited from different ICRC economic security activities, including food rations, essential household items, unconditional cash assistance, livelihood cash grants and vouchers, and livestock vaccination.
  • 670,497
    PEOPLE benefited from different ICRC water and habitat activities and programs
  • 112,364
    SERVICES were provided in 6 ICRC-supported physical rehabilitation centers (PRCs) in 6 governorates
  • 78,498
    PEOPLE received multipurpose cash grants to cover essential household expenses.
  • 36,234
    PEOPLE benefited from ICRC-supported Mine Risk Education (MRE) awareness-raising sessions conducted in different parts of the country.

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